Last month, when 30 Republican senators signed on as corporate sponsors of rape, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) was handed an extremely potent line of attack to use during next year's elections.
And what's the response from the GOP on being called out for their disgusting actions?
Privately, GOP sources acknowledge that they failed to anticipate the political consequences of a “no” vote on the amendment.
Seriously? They voted against an amendment that was prompted by the brutal gang-rape of a young woman by her co-workers while she was working for a company under contract for the United States government, after which she was locked in a shipping container without food or water, threatened if she left to seek medical treatment, and was then prevented from bringing criminal charges against her assailants. And they failed to anticipate the political consequences?
Boy, are they stupid (among other, less flattering things).
And now they are kicking themselves for that stupidity -- no, not because they showed an utter lack of sensitivity, decency, humanity, or sense of justice -- but because they shouldn't have:
... agreed to a roll-call vote on the measure, rather than a simple voice vote that would have allowed the opposing senators to duck criticism.
Yes, that was the problem with their vote. It was public.
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